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Betty J. Medcalf

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Betty J. York Medcalf, 68, born in Mt. Vernon, IN. passed away Sunday afternoon, June 18th in San Antonio, TX. Betty was a loving and devoted wife to a career military man. She served her community as a Licensed Vocational Nurse for numerous years. Betty believed life was a gift. She loved her family and friends and enjoyed every opportunity to be with those lives that she touched. Her strength, laughter, and continuous love of family was an inspiration to all. She is survived by her husband, William E. Medcalf and their three children and spouses: Cheryl and Stewart Burns of Smithville, TX. William D. and Sharon Medcalf of Papillion, NE., and Gregory A. Medcalf of San Antonio, TX. A step-daughter, Sarah Kay and Dave Ramsay of Portage, IN., four sisters and one brother: Carolyn Shuck, Judy Winiger, Patricia Koontz, Connie Thompson, and Robert C. York, all of Mt. Vernon, IN. Eleven grandchildren: Kristin, Allison, Katelyn, Kyle, Emily, Jennifer, Stephanie, Benjamin, Michael, Melissa, and Tally; three great-grandchildren, Ryan, Lauren, and Kelcey; numerous nieces & nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, Robert J. & Harriet York, two brothers, and two sisters. A Private Memorial Service for Betty's family was held at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery. The family appreciates memorials made to the charity of your choice. To leave a note for the family, go to and select Obituaries. Arrangements by Meadowlawn Crematory and American Mortuary.

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  1. Mom was a wonderful wife to my dad, loving mother to her kids, and a caring grandmother to our kids. She will always remain forever in our hearts. May she rest in peace…we love you

  2. “Hold your head high and keep your shoulders back. Be proud of what you were given.” My grandmother was not only that but someone that I considered to be one of my best friends. When I think about her I think of all the good times that we shared, cooking, talking, swimming, shopping, just to name a few. To everyone she knew she was a great lady but to me she was my strength. The one person I knew would always be there for me. I loved her for who she was and who she wasn’t.


  4. Cheryl, I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your mother. I have many fond memories of spending time at your house while we were growing up. Your mother was always warm and caring and made us girls feel welcome. She truly was a beautiful woman, both inside and out. May God’s comfort and peace be with you and your family. Lynne

  5. Cheryl and Family, I am sorry to hear of your loss. I know your mom was very significant in your life. May God comfort you in this difficult time.

  6. To the Medcalf Family, I am very sorry to hear of the passing of Mrs. Medcalf. She was a wonderful woman. I can recall many happy memories shared with Cheryl and her family. My deepest sympathy goes out to you all. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers. Love, Karen Hubbard Glasscock

  7. Betty’s Family, I only wish I could put into words what my heart feels, it would be a perfect eulogy to my sister. I could recount the laughter we shared, the pain we felt for each other at times and a bond only sisters share in life. Betty was a warm and caring sister to me and her other siblings. She will be greatly missed and always loved. Judy

  8. Dear Bill and Family, There is little one can say at a time like this. When I met Betty at the CQ Xmas Dinner, she was so beautiful and so sweet. I know you was also very brave. My favorite story about Betty was the time you found her cleaning the bathroom because the nurse was coming over. Although there is little solace in a note from a friend, please know you have sincerest sympathy. Shirley Roeder

  9. Dear Bill and Family, There is little one can say at a time like this. When I met Betty at a CQ Xmas Dinner, she was so beautiful and so sweet. I know she was also very brave. One of my favorite stories about Betty is when you found her cleaning the bathroom because the nurse was coming over. Although there is little solace in a note from a friend, please know you have my sincerest sympathy. Shirley Roeder

  10. If there was ever a lady who loved the world it was Betty, my wife. s She loved her family and friends with a passion that will never be equaled. I and her family and friends will miss her.

  11. What can a person say in a few sentences to describe the matriarch of a family? I was fortunate enough to spend all of last summer living with my grandparents. While my memories of my time in San Antonio as a child are special, it was last summer that truly cemented my relationship with them both. I looked forward to arriving home from work every day to my grandmother’s smile and infectious laugh. To say that she was THE pillar of strength is not sufficient. I will forever be grateful for our conversations and her countless words of wisdom. She touched so many lives in so many ways and never fully gave herself credit for all those she helped. She will forever be missed but her attitude and love of life lives on in each us.

  12. It had been a long time since I had seen Aunt Betty, so most of my memories are from years ago, but a few will forever be what jump to mind when I hear her name: I remember having scrambled eggs on a tortilla while on vacation and then making my mom go buy tortillas when we got home. At 6-years old, I must have felt that I had experienced Mexico itself. I remember the way she would say my name…”Hiii Buuull”. This wonderful blend of what we get in Southern Indiana, what she had picked up with years in Texas, and a sincere love for a member of her family. And with lives 1,000 miles apart and only seeing each other once a year, I remember her infectious laugh as clearly as those who spent much more time with her. Even with miles and years between us, I know I could have walked in her door and sat down for a good meal and good conversation just as I can with the aunts and uncles that lived down the road. Uncle Bill, Cheryl, Billy, Greg, Mom and all of Aunt Betty’s other siblings: Please accept my family’s most heartfelt sympathy for your loss.

  13. Grandma was the most caring person I had ever met. She put her family before herself. I don’t think I had ever in my life seen her frown.We all miss her very much but, she will always be with me…I love you Grandma!

  14. Bets It has been 3 months today since we placed you in your lovely place at Ft Sam We all miss you peace be with you and Anna Love you very much

  15. bets it has been 6 months now and xmas going to miss you very much but I will be with you in spirit. love you very much see you sunday love forever bill

  16. Merry Christmas mom. Here is a smile back to you as you look down upon us and bless us with your smiles. I love you and miss you

  17. Happy Mother’s Day Mom. Sure miss you and love you. Difficult day but I know you are in a better place. I love you!

  18. Mom…a year ago today you were taken from our lives but never from our hearts. The yellow roses placed by your tree is a testament to my love and thoughts for you daily. We miss you dearly but know you are in a much better place. I love you mom….

  19. bets 1 year ago today we placed you in your final resting place. you are soley missed by all.we know you are without all the pains you have suffered over the last few years love you. god bess you.

  20. bets its been 2 years today since the good lord took you from all your pains and you met all your friends in heaven. you are missed and loved by all of us here love you dearly and miss you terriby bill

  21. bets 2 years ago today we placed you in your final home in the beautiful Ft Sam cemetary. you are dearly loved and missed by all.God only made one like you.The best mother and wife on earth. you will never be forgotten

  22. bets today 17 nov 2008 would have been our 52nd anniversary. i miss you and love you very much love bill

  23. bets Its now a new year and you have been gone for 2 1/2 years seems like forever love you and miss you very much bill

  24. bets 3 years ago today you were taken from all your aches and pain and placed in heaven with your friends. You are greatly missed by me and your family and friends. God be with you. love you deeply bill

  25. Just thinking about you mom. Thanks for looking out over and guiding me daily. Love you and miss you…

  26. Bets today I figure if you were here you and cheryl would be figuring what you were going to do on my birthday. I love you and miss you terribly. Peace be with you and Anna. We all miss you both. Love Bill

  27. A day doesn’t pass when i wish i could her your voice again grandma, but i know that you are watching over me and the rest of the family. Your smiles and laughter impacted many lives including mine. You are in my thoughts and prayers every night:) love you tons Grandma! Thinking of you makes me smile :)

  28. bets took flowers out today for your birthday. been a long 3 years without you miss you terribly love bill your ever loving husband

  29. bets Xmas eve and I miss you terribly 3 and half years have passed since you passed away we all miss you love you Bill your ever-loving husband

  30. Merry Christmas Grandma,its been a long time since i have gotten to call you up and tell you that but i say it in my prayers every x mas, love you so much!

  31. bets bad day alan fuller died buried tomorrow makes me miss you more to think of him love you dearly and miss you terribly. love bill

  32. Bets went to cementary today on your birthday would have been 73. Billy sent flowers. Miss you terribly love you Bill

  33. As a new year starts, I can’t help but think about how long it has been since you have been around Grandma… Thinkin’ about you lots lately, hope you are watching over us all and blessing us with your smile. Love you, Happy New Year.

  34. bets. Its Easter Sunday and I took flowers to your site today. Love you and miss you terribly. Your loving husband Bill

  35. Bets Mothers Day tomorrow. Will be there with flowers- Been 5 years Miss you terribly. Love you very much Your loving husband Bill

  36. Havin’ one of those days where I can’t seem to get you off my mind. Hope you are looking over everyone. Love ya tons.

  37. Bets its almost hallowen and your birthday Put fall flowers on your grave today. love you and miss you terribly

  38. Bets Easter sunday and I am getting ready to bring you flowers Love you very much and miss you terribly as always bill

  39. Bets. Today is your birthday. Took flowers yesterday.We miss you terribly.Been 5 long years. Wish you were here. Love you very much As always yours forever Bill

  40. bets went to the cemetery today Cheryl sent some beautiful yellow roses for your birthday. Love you and miss you terribly. as always yours bill

  41. Bets Xmas 2011 Kids all here yesterday Went to the cementery today All alone now and missing you terribly Love you

  42. bill medcalf Bets been 9 years seems like it was only yesterday miss you a lot go out to your grave every sunday 6/3/15

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